Chris McGuire '04
Induction Class of 2010
A native of Essex, England, Chris McGuire swam at Binghamton from 2000-04. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2004.
McGuire came to campus after having competed at the Olympic Trials and his extensive international experience and talent carried the Bearcats in the program's transition from Division II to Division I.
As a freshman, McGuire set six individual school records and led the team to a Metro Conference championship. He was named an ECAC all-star after winning the 200 butterfly in a record time and was later selected as BU's "Athlete of the Year."
One year later, he was a force in dual meets, swimming eight different events and finishing first in 17 of 19 races. At the America East Championship, McGuire won three events in record-breaking time, leading the Bearcats to a runnerup team finish. One week later, he was named Most Outstanding Swimmer at the ECAC Championship an event featuring more than 400 athletes from 50 schools. McGuire was then a repeat selection as the University's Athlete of the Year.
As a junior, McGuire won every single dual meet race he entered and then captured three individual events and three relays at the America East Championship, lifting BU to its historic first America East title in any sport. He was named the conference's Most Outstanding Swimmer.
McGuire capped his career with a strong senior season. He lowered the conference records in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, won four events and helped the Bearcats earn another runnerup team finish.
In all, McGuire won 10 individual America East titles, six ECAC championships and set 12 school records and four conference marks. In his last three seasons, he won 60 of 64 races, finishing second in the other four. McGuire won every single dual meet swimming event at some point during his remarkable four-year career.
He was chosen as the John Bilos Award recipient in 2004.
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